Dr. Vivi Maketa wins the Bayer Foundation Early Excellence in Science Award (EESA) in Medical Sciences

Prof. Vivi's speech at the February 14, 2024 awards ceremony.

In the realm of Medical Science, Dr. Vivi Maketa, hailing from the University of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is distinguished by her outstanding contributions. Recently, she achieved a remarkable milestone by winning the Bayer Foundation’s Early Excellence in Science Award (EESA) 2023 in Medical Sciences. This prestigious accolade recognizes her work in the design and implementation of research projects focusing on infectious and neglected diseases. Dr. Maketa’s unwavering dedication has played a pivotal role in generating crucial evidence pertaining to the safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of novel drugs and vaccines. Her work is of profound significance, particularly in regions with limited resources, such as low-income countries in Africa and across other continents globally.

Dr Vivi's co-laureates of the Bayer Foundation Science Award 2023

Dr. Vivi Maketa holds the esteemed position of Professor at the Department of Tropical Medicine within the University of Kinshasa, DR Congo. As she receives this well-deserved recognition through the Bayer Foundation’s Early Excellence in Science Award, BEBUC takes immense pride in Dr. Maketa’s accomplishments and extends gratitude and congratulations to the other four laureates who have achieved similar distinction in their respective disciplines this year.

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